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Poster: Moongleam Date: Apr 27, 2011 9:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Found on Community

"Rage at Dawn" is p.d. (already here).

No copyrights have expired on U.S. films released after 1963.

I checked the pre-1950 films:

Renewals found:

THE FOUR FEATHERS, a photoplay in four-
teen reels by London Film Productions.
15Jun39; L9008. London Film Pro-
ductions, Inc. (PWH); 120ct66;
H3 95381.

THE BANDIT TRAIL, a photoplay In 6
reels by RKO Radio Pictures.
(C) 60ct4l; L10744. RKO General,
Inc. (PWH); 250ct68; R4468l8.

THE SHADOW RETURNS, a photoplay in 6
reels by Monogram Pictures Corp.
(C) 31Jan46; L137. United Artists
Television, Inc. (PWH); l6Mar73;
R548096.


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Summary
(If no renewal was found, the line begins with "-- no --".
Otherwise, the line begins with a number representing how
closely the title was matched; 0.00 means a perfect match,
and 0.18, for example, would indicate a poor match.)
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0.00 FOUR FEATHERS (1939)
0.00 THE BANDIT TRAIL (1941)
0.00 THE SHADOW RETURNS (1946)

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Poster: skybandit Date: Apr 27, 2011 10:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Found on Community

While no copyrights have expired on U.S. films released after 1963, those lacking a valid notice between 1963 and 1989 can fall into the public domain. However, all these films seem to have valid notices.

The Man behind the gun. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000050819 / 1980-01-30
Renewal registration for: LP0000002201 / 1952-12-28
Title: The Man behind the gun. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Warner Brothers, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Man behind the gun
Names: Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Warner Brothers, Inc.

Earth vs the Flying Saucers was made in B&W AND had its copyright renewed, so any colorized version is DOUBLY copyrighted.

Murder in Harlem probably wasn’t renewed. Moongleam didn’t list it as such, and few (if any) of the “Negro Theatre” films were.